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Big Star announce Radio City 50th anniversary world tour

29 May 2024, 12:06 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Memphis power pop pioneers Big Star have announced a 50th anniversary tour in celebration of their second studio album, Radio City.

To celebrate the album’s enduring legacy, an all-star collective of musicians (led by the band’s sole surviving original member, Jody Stephens) will perform Radio City in its entirety on both sides of the Atlantic. Joining Stephens will be some of the band’s biggest fans who have long been associated with Big Star-related projects, including Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Jon Auer (The Posies), Pat Sansone (Wilco), and Chris Stamey (The dB's).

The tour kicks off at Cat's Cradle in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on 21 August, followed by shows across the East Coast in August and the West Coast in October. After a special hometown show at Memphis’ Crosstown Theatre on 1 October, the group will head to Europe, with stops in Spain, Norway, and the UK, performing at Hackney Church on 31 October.

Tickets are available now.

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